Welcome to the second part of the Poulfur School Window story. In the last post, I covered the design and the construction of the top four panels in the upper section. I am now moving onto the lower four panels in the upper section. Once again I have started with the largest panel which contains most of the detail of the lighthouse.
Here is a large image of the panel with the light coming through. You can now see the effects of the different glass textures. Its also worth noting how the light changes the colors of the glass
With this panel completed, I then move onto the three smaller side panels. Here they are after cementing and you can see the different glass textures. Once the cement has dried they will receive a thorough cleaning before installation. With these eight panels finished this completes the top section of the window.
Moving on to the bottom section of the window, I took a different approach by making the side panels first. Here are panels 9 and 10 in situ in the frame before the cementing process.
The central panel was quite important in the appearance of the window. This involved some tricky cuts so by doing it last I was able to line everything up.
Here is the central panel with the right-hand side panel. The gap between the two panels is 150mm which represents the frame, you can now see how everything lines up.
The left-hand side panel is shown here with the central panel. These four panels complete the third section of the window.
Once again I have started with the outside panels. The right-hand side has one panel and the two go on the left.
I have added the flowers to introduce a bit more colour into the composition. The red and white represent the school sports colours. They are also the colours of the local Fethard-on-Sea GAA club St Mogues.
Here is the central panel under construction. There are a lot of curves in this panel which made it very labour intensive.
Here is the panel completely cut and ready for soldering at all the joints, followed by cementing.